The WLTP test is performed in controlled test conditions to provide customers the ability to see a like-for-like comparison.
In the real world, as with petrol or diesel vehicles, there are multiple factors that influence and impact range performance:
You can charge your vehicle at home, at work or at one of thousands of UK-wide public access points.
At the time of writing, more than 48,400 public chargers can be found across 29,000-plus locations around the UK, which means you’re never far from your next electric top up.
Most EV and PHEV owners charge their vehicle at home. You can do so via a standard domestic three-pin power source (rated at 3 kW) or a specially installed wallbox (rated at 7 kW).
Many businesses provide their employees with dedicated charge points that offer fast-charging (7 kW) capacity.
There are plenty of sound reasons for making the switch to electric. For instance, a fully electric car produces zero harmful emissions while a plug-in hybrid produces considerably fewer emissions than a regular car. Also, you won’t be charged for driving your vehicle in areas where there’s a levy on the production of excess harmful emissions, such as London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).